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Governor Wolf Announces Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses

(Mar 25, 2020)

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA). Read more

 

UPDATED 2:00 PM, March 24, 2020 - Life-Sustaining Business FAQs

(Mar 25, 2020)

Please see the following guidance on what constitutes a life-sustaining business, per Gov. Tom Wolf, updated at 2 p.m. March 24, 2020: UPDATED 2:00pm, March 24, 2... by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd Read more

 

Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians of Food Assistance Programs and Resources, Encourages Volunteerism to Keep Life-Sustaining Food Services Available

(Mar 24, 2020)

The Wolf Administration today reminded Pennsylvanians of food assistance resources available and what actions it is taking to ensure access to food does not stop in spite of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts. “Life has slowed and it has changed, but it has not stopped for the millions of Pennsylvanians who depend on food assistance programs. We know that this pandemic has caused many people and families to find that they are suddenly food insecure and require assistance,” said Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller. “The Wolf Administration is doing everything it can to ensure that everyone’s food security needs in the commonwealth are met during this uncertain time.”DHS is continuing to process applications and benefit renewals for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Emergency SNAP applications can be expedited and issued in five days. Pennsylvanians can apply for SNAP online at www.compass.state.pa.us. Read more

 

Closure List Exemptions

(Mar 20, 2020)

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has established a new resource account where businesses and staff can submit questions on exemptions regarding the closure of physical locations for non-life-sustaining businesses in the Commonwealth. Businesses seeking exemptions from closure: Please contact ra-dcexemptions@pa.gov . Other questions about closures can be directed to ra-dcedcs@pa.gov . For more COVID-19 business information, DCED has set up a web site that continually will be updated as information becomes available: https://dced.pa.gov/resources . Read more

 

York Expo Center will house WellSpan Health COVID-19 testing for York County

(Mar 19, 2020)

WellSpan Health is planning an open-air COVID-19 coronavirus testing location at the York Expo Center, which is set to open tomorrow, Friday, March 20. This is part of our ongoing effort to meet the COVID-19 challenge head-on by removing barriers to care for patients and constituents. As with all WellSpan open-air testing locations, this test collection location is not for walk-in patients . This is intended to serve patients who were previously evaluated by a clinician and for whom testing is recommended. Patients seeking testing should call (not visit) their primary care provider for screening and assessment. WellSpan care teams will accept physician referrals through WellSpan’s Epic electronic health record or through a printed referral note from a licensed medical provider. The hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, beginning Friday, March 20 at 7 a.m. The York Expo Center offers a larger, centrally located area to conduct testing more quickly and efficiently. In addition, it will allow WellSpan to safely test people while they remain in their vehicles – offering a convenient and safer testing area for both patients and care teams. A reminder that consumers can use the self-assessment tool on WellSpan.org/coronavirus to check their risk for COVID-19. In addition, assessments can be conducted by the WellSpan Online Urgent Care service. Patients without a primary care provider are Read more

 

Department of Human Services Closes County Assistance Offices Statewide to the Public, Encourages All Pennsylvanians to Use Online Services

(Mar 18, 2020)

Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Human Services (DHS) is closing all county assistance offices (CAOs) statewide to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17 in coordination with Governor Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19. In-person business will resume no sooner than Wednesday, April 1. Pennsylvanians are encouraged to use DHS’ online applications and resources to apply for benefits or submit paperwork as necessary. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $17K grant for York County History Center

(Mar 04, 2020)

YORK, MARCH 4 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $17,501 grant has been approved for the York County History Center. “York’s history is rich and full of memorable moments, including becoming our nation’s first capital,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s important to maintain and preserve these historical organizations in order to show generations to come their past and where they came from. We cannot allow our past to disappear and repeat the same mistakes. We need to continue to learn, grow, and develop as a society and culture. Sites like this continue to make sure that happens.” Cultural and Historical Support Grants are to provide general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agency operating support programs. An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission received 153 applications. All applicants were eligible. Fifty-six official county historical societies applied for support grants and 12 qualified in the museum category. The number of counties to receive funding increased from 57 to 58 of the 67 counties. Museums outside of Philadelphia with budgets between $100,000 and $3.5 million receive a grant based on 1.235% of the operating budget, Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces over $553K in safety grants for York school districts

(Feb 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced three School Safety and Security grants totaling $553,479 for York City School District, West York Area School District, and York Suburban School District. The School Safety and Security Committee established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency approved $60 million in safety grants in the commonwealth. “With such a big investment in our local schools and our children’s safety, parents can rest easier at night and worry less during the day,” Hill-Evans said. “When it comes to our kids, they need us to step up and make sure that they are protected. We cannot allow them to live in fear daily. These measures and security plans will be crucial to ensuring they can learn in a nurturing environment without fear, while giving our educators the tools they need to bring positive support and encouragement.” York City School District will receive $473,479 for school-wide positive behavior support that includes several support systems and interventions in school entities, and classroom management. Additionally, the funds will be used for trauma-informed approaches to education with training for faculty and staff to facilitate these new approaches. West York Area School District will receive $40,000 for safety and security assessments and thorough districtwide school safety. This may include Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance

(Feb 10, 2020)

YORK, Feb. 10 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that her office will be partnering with local senior and disability housing and senior centers again this this year to help people complete Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications. “After partnering with our centers and housing complexes last year, we knew we had to work together again to put money back in your pockets,” Hill-Evans said. “Anyone interested in finding out more information should reach out to their housing offices to learn more about when we will be stopping by their office or senior center for appointments. The earlier we complete the rebate, the earlier your money returns to you.” Hill-Evans’ office helps complete around 1,100 rebate applications a year to help return a $500,000 to residents in the 95 th Legislative District. If residents received Social Security for age, disability, or widow status in 2019 they can contact her district office at 717-848-9595 to make an appointment. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces awards for water infrastructure, quality projects

(Jan 30, 2020)

YORK, Jan. 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that the York City Sewer Authority received a $6,807,942 low-interest state loan to make upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant. This includes replacement of effluent filters, weir gates, and new heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical wiring. “By replacing equipment before it becomes faulty, we mitigate future disasters with our water supply,” Hill-Evans said. “These funds are directly in line with feedback we had given the DEP during development of PA’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan during the last year. When it comes to improving our local water supply and drinking water, we need to make sure we have the staff and resources to actually check and maintain these complex systems. I’m glad to see that the DEP is taking the steps necessary to meet our needs.” This project will reduce the risk of untreated sewage discharging into local waterways and will improve the wastewater being discharged into the Codorus Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River. This project is funded with Clean Water State Revolving Funds. In addition to this loan, York County is receiving $137,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This funding comes in the form of a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for completing the Countywide Action Plan and applying for Read more

 

Hill-Evans to hold free veterans outreach events third Wednesdays in office

(Jan 07, 2020)

Hill-Evans to hold free veterans outreach events third Wednesdays in office YORK, Jan. 7 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans announces that she will again be holding free veterans outreach events the third Wednesday of each month in 2020. This monthly outreach for veterans and their families will be available by appointment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Hill-Evans’ district office, located at 53 E. North St., Suite 3. Appointments are required. “Our veterans deserve our utmost respect, and it’s critical that they have their needs met when it comes to health benefits, educational opportunities, survivor benefits and VA compensation benefits,” Hill-Evans said. “We want to make sure they have the care they need after taking care of so many of us with their service.” An accredited veterans service officer can help veterans and military families with navigating VA compensation benefits, health benefits, educational opportunities, survivor benefits and more. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Hill-Evans district office at (717) 848-9595 or bmartin@pahouse.net. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $15k in Ag and Youth grants

(Jan 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans today announced that a total of $15,000 would be awarded to Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy and York County Libraries in two separate $7,500 Ag and Youth grants. “I’m thrilled to see these grants approved and to watch the work begin,” Hill-Evans said. “As an avid gardener myself, it is pleasing to know the funding will allow students to participate in growing seeds, learning how to properly use and maintain hydroponics equipment, and be exposed to gardening and farming field trips. This exposure will give them a greater appreciation for how their food ends up on their plate.” Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy will receive $7,500 to fund the purchase of hydroponics equipment for students to grow seeds, which will then be transferred to areas where students are working to restore native habitats. York County Libraries will receive $7,500 for SummerQuest to incorporate gardening and farm field trips to expose children to agriculture. For more information, contact Hill-Evans district office at (717) 848-9595. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $327K to Improve Local Traffic Safety

(Dec 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a Red Light Enforcement grant has been approved for the city of York. Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, this grant will provide for better safety and automated enforcement where data shows red-light running has been an issue. “This grant money will be used to directly enhance the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in our city,” Hill-Evans said. “These projects improve public safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion. I am very pleased to see these investments and am looking forward to seeing their completion.” A total of $327,446 has been allocated to improve pedestrian bicycle safety and mobility along Safe Routes to School crossings in the city of York, including: audible pedestrian signals, signal phasing updates and leading pedestrian intervals, high-visibility pavement markings, pedestrian and bike signage, ADA curb ramps, pedestrian refuge improvements, and other traffic calming measures such as bulb-outs, removal of parking to improve sight distance, narrowing lane width, and pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flash beacon. For more information, visit the traffic signals page under “Travel In PA” at www.penndot.gov , or email ARLE@pa.gov . ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $7.5K for York County History Center

(Dec 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $7,500 grant has been awarded to the York County History Center. “These funds will directly assist the York County History Center in hiring a temporary archival assistant,” Hill-Evans said. “This is one small example of how state tax dollars are being invested to create opportunities for others in our communities. This position will be responsible for processing and storing priority collections, with over 90 linear feet of historical material already identified for this project.” Historical and Archival Records Care grants fund projects designed to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records maintained by local governments, historical societies and academic institutions. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Grants of $5,001 and above must include matching funds. The grants were based on a competitive review of the applications by a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board. HARC grants are administered by the Pennsylvania State Archives, a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. SHRAB operates under federal regulations governing the National Historical Publication and Records Commission and serves as the central advisory body for historical records planning in the state. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Read more

 

Hill-Evans to host Community Safety Town Hall

(Nov 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will host a Town Hall on Community Safety at 5:30 p.m. today. The Town Hall will take place in City Council Chambers at York City Hall, 101 S. George St., York, Pa. 17401. “This meeting is an open house to discuss safety, security, and policing legislation in our communities and campuses," Hill-Evans said. “These measures directly affect our neighborhoods, and we want to hear from the community what their greatest concerns are.” For more information, those interested can call Hill-Evans’ district office at 717-848-9595. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $230K awarded to YMCA of York

(Nov 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $230,000 grant will be awarded to the YMCA of York to construct additional pavilions and install more play equipment and ADA access ramps. “It’s always great to see these organizations that help so many being awarded additional funds with which to do good,” Hill-Evans said. “These improvements to our community will be felt by many. With more equipment to play on and additional safety measures, our kids will be able to use these facilities for years to come. With ADA access more available, more kids will feel like they can play and get involved.” The development of the YMCA of York will include construction of a pavilion and parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; and ADA access, landscaping, project signs and other related site improvements. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here . For additional details, call Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595. ### Read more

 

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot

(Oct 31, 2019)

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot10/30/2019Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. "The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program isn’t about issuing violations, it’s about saving lives," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "Last year, 23 motorists were killed in a Pennsylvania work zone. Through this program we are urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving, especially in work zones where roadway conditions can change on a daily basis."The AWZSE program was established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in Act 86 of 2018. A minimum 60-day pre-enforcement pilot period will begin next week. During the pre-enforcement period, violations will not be issued. Enforcement is expected to begin in early 2020.Automated speed enforcement units will be deployed to a number of active work zones during the pre-enforcement period. These work zones will be in various types of projects and will initially focus on our interstate and other limited access work zones, such as Interstate 78 in Berks County. Work zones are selected by a... Read more

 

House recognizes October 2019 as Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month

(Oct 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that House Resolution 524, which designates October 2019 as “Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month,” was adopted unanimously by the House. “With the current opioid crisis reaching epidemic proportions, many healthcare professionals are doing their best to reduce substance abuse and encourage treatment,” Hill-Evans said. “With an estimated 23,394 licensed pharmacists in PA, there is tireless work being done to improve the usage and effectiveness of our medication. Pharmacists are saving lives and helping Pennsylvania fight the opioid epidemic. This is a part of my effort to thank them for all they do.” Hill-Evans said independent community pharmacies play an important role in healthcare and for many people, a pharmacist is the most accessible healthcare provider. There are currently about 22,500 independent pharmacies in the United States, and these pharmacies dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines. They fill 1.38 billion prescriptions a year - about 201 a day, per pharmacy - and employ 314,000 people on a full- or part-time basis, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. More information is available by calling Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595. Attention News Editors: A video of Hill-Evans’ remarks on the Read more

 

Start Saving For Your Child’s Higher Education

(Oct 21, 2019)

With Pennsylvania ranking highest in the nation in student loan debt, Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans wants to help ensure your newborn’s financial future. Her office can help you open PA 529 account to help you save for your child’s post secondary education. If your child was born or due in 2019, you can get $100 just for signing up with a $15 minimum. Read more

 

Hill-Evans: York City and West York Area School Districts receive Safe Schools Targeted Grants

(Oct 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, today announced that Safe Schools Targeted Grants have been approved with $124,946 awarded to York City School District while another $77,473 is granted to West York Area School District to complement existing safety and security measures. In addition to these public-school funds, York Catholic School will receive $23,544 and Grace Words Christian Academy will receive $20,906. “These competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents by purchasing safety equipment and providing for the training and compensation necessary for our school resource and police officers,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s all about keeping our kids and teachers safe. Students perform better in an environment where they feel safe and secure. These funds ensure that they learn in a nurturing and safe space that allows them to grow and develop.” This funding is part of the $7.3 million in School Safety Grants the department is awarding to public school districts and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth. ### Read more

 

Governor Wolf Announces Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses
Mar 25, 2020

UPDATED 2:00 PM, March 24, 2020 - Life-Sustaining Business FAQs
Mar 25, 2020

Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians of Food Assistance Programs and Resources, Encourages Volunteerism to Keep Life-Sustaining Food Services Available
Mar 24, 2020

Closure List Exemptions
Mar 20, 2020

York Expo Center will house WellSpan Health COVID-19 testing for York County
Mar 19, 2020

Department of Human Services Closes County Assistance Offices Statewide to the Public, Encourages All Pennsylvanians to Use Online Services
Mar 18, 2020

Hill-Evans announces $17K grant for York County History Center
Mar 04, 2020

Hill-Evans announces over $553K in safety grants for York school districts
Feb 27, 2020

Hill-Evans announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance
Feb 10, 2020

Hill-Evans announces awards for water infrastructure, quality projects
Jan 30, 2020

Hill-Evans to hold free veterans outreach events third Wednesdays in office
Jan 07, 2020

Hill-Evans announces $15k in Ag and Youth grants
Jan 06, 2020

Hill-Evans announces $327K to Improve Local Traffic Safety
Dec 17, 2019

Hill-Evans announces $7.5K for York County History Center
Dec 05, 2019

Hill-Evans to host Community Safety Town Hall
Nov 20, 2019

Hill-Evans announces $230K awarded to YMCA of York
Nov 14, 2019

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot
Oct 31, 2019

House recognizes October 2019 as Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month
Oct 30, 2019

Start Saving For Your Child’s Higher Education
Oct 21, 2019

Hill-Evans: York City and West York Area School Districts receive Safe Schools Targeted Grants
Oct 18, 2019